humanitarian aid

US$8m appeal to help farmers in Nepal

An appeal is being made by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support farmers in Nepal following the devastating earthquake which struck the country on Saturday.

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Rapid growth of Kathmandu contributed to earthquake disaster

The rapid growth of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has contributed to the massive scale of the earthquake disaster in the city, according to the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR.

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“Chaotic” situation in Nepal amid “dramatic” destruction

The situation in Nepal has been described as “chaotic” and the destruction of cultural sites as “absolutely dramatic”, according to the head of the UN’s cultural agency (UNESCO) in Nepal.

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Jabs campaign tests trust in ebola-hit countries

A major vaccination campaign against preventable diseases such as measles and polio has begun across the three west African countries worst-hit by ebola, UNICEF announced Friday.

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Influx of internally displaced people in South Sudan

There has been an influx of internally displaced people in South Sudan seeking shelter at the UN’s so-called “Protection of Civilians sites”, according to the UN Mission in the country (UNMISS).

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Negotiations for access into besieged areas underway in Syria

Negotiations to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian relief supplies to besieged communities in Syria are currently underway, according to the WFP representative in the country.

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Yemeni refugees fleeing violence arrive in Djibouti

Escalating violence in Yemen has forced thousands to flee the country in search of safety, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The UN agency says many people are crossing the Red Sea to the Horn of Africa country, Djibouti.

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Lebanon and UN working together to support Syrian refugees

The Lebanese government and the United Nations are working together to ensure that urgent needs of more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees can be met, according to the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

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Three UN staff missing in South Sudan

The safety and security of three staff members from the World Food Programme (WFP) who went missing in South Sudan at the beginning of April is of great concern, the UN agency has said.

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Potential "explosive consequences” in Middle East

The prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine continues to recede with potentially explosive consequences, according to the UN Secretary-General.

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